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We Played In A New Team Golf Event – Here’s What Happened

We Played In A New Team Golf Event – Here’s What Happened

At the end of May, myself and three Golf Monthly colleagues took part in the inaugural ‘Cotswold Trophy’ at the truly stunning Cleeve Hill Golf Course in Gloucestershire. A fun-filled few days of golf, socialising, food and drink culminated in a fantastic 36 hours that knocks any team golf event out of the water.

Arriving just after lunchtime, the sun beamed down on the highest point of the Cotswold hills range, with the clubhouse and garden filled with golf fanatics that work within the industry. Ordering four amber-ale coloured drinks from the bar, we sat down for a bite to eat, chilli and chicken pizza, if you’re interested, before engaging in conversation about the golf course and the Manchester City victory over Real Madrid the night before.

It was all very relaxed and, after the alternative foursomes format had been explained, (i.e. both players play their own ball and, after both have played their second shots it’s alternate shots from there), we made our way to the seventh tee for the 13-hole madness to begin. Certainly, with a Land Rover halfway hut serving the various holes around Cleeve Hill, the round went rather quickly, with the format also providing plenty of enjoyability, especially as everyone was able to do the fun part of hitting to and from the fairways before alternate shots came into play.

A yellow Land Rover with Cleeve Hill on it and two men stand in front of it

(Image credit: Future)

Following the 13-hole dash, it was back to the comfort of the seats outside and the BBQ that had been prepared for the evening. Again, for those interested, it was one of the best pulled pork burgers I’ve ever had and a number of chilli chicken wings, but it wasn’t the food that was the highlight, it was the way that everyone was there for one reason, the golf!

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  • June 24, 2023